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Wrexham Launch of The Kraals of Ulundi

12:00 - 01:30
Launch of David Ebsworth's The Kraals of Ulundi: A Novel of the Zulu War at Waterstone's Wrexham.


Author Reading

Author Edward Hancox will read from Iceland, Defrosted at Icelandic singer-songwriter Hafdis Huld's in-store performance at the Custard Factory, Birmingham. Visit Custard Factory's website.


A Walk with the Bristol Suffragettes

10:00 - 11:30

Guided walk as part of the Bristol Walking Festival. Cost £5. To book, email


From Women's War to World War: Bristol Suffragettes Guided Walk

10:30 - 12:45

Guided walk, exploring how the suffragettes responded to WW1.

Price £7/£6. To book, contact 0117 927 5100 or:


Bristol Launch of The Kraals of Ulundi

18:00 - 19:30
Bristol Launch of David Ebsworth's The Kraals of Ulundi: A Novel of the Zulu War at Foyles, Cabot Circus. Talk about the book's background and the 50th anniversary of the film Zulu.


Book Launch

18:00 - 19:30
The Kraals of Ulundi by David Ebsworth. Foyles Cabot Circus.


Foyles' Walk - A Walk with the Bristol Suffragettes

11:30 - 01:00

Join Lucienne for a walk with the Bristol Suffragettes. 

Start at Foyles Bookshop, Cabot Circus. Cost £4: email



14:00 - 19:30
Authors, WWII photo gallery and memorabilia, a book launch, and guest speakers.


Chalke Valley History Festival

Meet historical novelists Michael Wills and Harvey Black, and authors Lily Forbes and Neil Jopson.


Talk about the English Civil War with Chris Richardson

14:00 - 16:00
David Ebsworth talks with Chris Richardson about the English Civil War. Venue: Mechanics Institute, Nottingham.


Writing & Self-Publishing Open Day

16:00 - 19:30
Our second open day and a chance to immerse yourself in the world of writing and self-publishing. Guest speakers.


Writing & Publishing Support Networks

18:00 - 19:30
Speakers Dr Alison Baverstock and Orna Ross, founder of The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

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As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee by Paul Murphy

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Memories from the Front Line by Henry Chew and Neil Jopson

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